48-51 Quicksand Caves

* Echo Drops highly recommended for mages/NINs/PLDs.
* Supports 2-3 parties.

Target mobs:
Primary: Helm Beetle
* Beetle
* Not Aggro
* Links by Sight
* Weak against Ice
* Weak against Light

Primary: Antica
* Antica
* Aggro to Sound
* Links by Sound
* Weak against Wind
* Very Strong against Earth
* Very Strong against Darkness

Enter the Quicksand Caves from (J-9) of the Western Altepa Desert. If your party is on the lower end of the range, your main focus will be Helm Beetles, slowly working up to Anticas.

The more-often used camp is the area just before the passageway opens up into the larger room. Be careful of a Helm Beetle pop around this area for a potential link should you decide to camp there. There aren't enough Beetles to support two parties, so if one party is a level range higher than the other, work together to split Antica and Beetle pops.

The other camp is behind a weighted door. You will need to Sneak your way over (just follow your left hand wall.) The good news is that this camp isn't used as much.


Seeko said...

Take care if you opt to camp in the area behind the weighted door. The Anticans on the other side can and will aggro through it (generally right after you begin a fight >.<)

Ayrlie said...

you can also camp where the letter C is on that map, but you got to take special care if the NM beetle pops. you will be put on a different map, but have a area full of beetles and anticans. go due west until the dead end and put up camp there, and due to potential adds from pops, you will need couple sleepers. A stunner or two is strongly recommended for the BLM anticans -gas and AM.